Trans-Am joins Nationwide Series at Road America
Following the announcement that the Nationwide Series will add a third road race to its schedule when it heads to Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on June 18 - 20, the SCCA Trans-Am Series announced that it will join the bill for the Road America 200 weekend.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series," SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO Robert Wildberger said. "NASCAR puts on a spectacular show and brings with it a strong and dedicated fan base. The thunderous racing that is Trans-Am will fit in well with the Nationwide Series. I anticipate our Trans-Am fans will witness some great racing over the weekend."
The Trans-Am Series is tentatively scheduled to practice on Friday, qualify before Saturday's Nationwide race and close out the weekend by headlining Sunday's events.
"We're thrilled that Trans-Am will be a part of the Road America 200 weekend lineup," Road America President George Bruggenthies said. "Trans-Am has been a big part of Road America's history, and will continue to be as it joins us for our first Nationwide event."
Now entering its 43rd season, Trans-Am has held more races at Road America than any other track. The series made the trip to Elkhart Lake, Wis., for 36 consecutive years (1970 - 2005) and returned in 2009.
While the 2009 Trans-Am season concluded at Road America, in 2010, the four-mile track slots in between events at Miller Motorsports Park and Lime Rock Park. Eight races of the planned 10-race schedule have now been announced.
2010 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Schedule
Date, Venue, With
May 8 - 9, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Headliner
May 21 - 23, Mosport International Raceway, Co-Headliner with World Challenge
Bowmanville, Ont. (Canada)
June 5 - 6, Miller Motorsports Park, Headliner
June 18 - 20, Road America, NASCAR Nationwide Series
Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 2 - 3, Lime Rock Park, NASCAR Camping World Series
July 18 - 20, Streets of Toronto, Indy Racing League
Toronto, Ont. (Canada)
Sept. 4 - 5, Brainerd International Raceway, Headliner
Sept. 11 - 12, VIRginia International Raceway, Co-Headliner with World Challenge